Causal relationship between integrative self-knowledge .....

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of Educational Sciences, Urmia branch, Islamic Azad University, Urmia, iran

2 islamic azad university of urmia


The purpose of this study was to investigate causal relationship between integrative self-knowledge, identity styles and academic achievement among students of Azad University in Urmia city. The research method is correlation and structural equation modeling. The statistical population is includes all master's students of Islamic Azad University of Urmia, whose number 6800 people. The stratified random sampling method and the sample size were according to the Cochran formula 364 people. To collect information,, were used three types of questionnaires including integrative self-knowledge Scale (Ghorbani, 2003), Berezunsky Identity Styles (1989), and Academic record students. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to organize, summarize and analyze the data. The results of structural equation modeling showed that the indirect effect of coherence self-knowledge on academic achievement is positive and significant through the style of information identity, confused identity style and commitment identity style. However, the indirect effect of coherence self-knowledge on academic achievement is not significant through the style of normative identity. In other words, integrative self-knowledge affects the academic achievement through the style of information identity, the confused identity styles, and the style of identity. But integrative self-knowledge does not have a significant effect on academic achievement through normative identity style.


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